The Arc Gateway is hosting their yearly Crab Cake Cook-Off presented by Sims Orthodontics on Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seville Quarter (130 E. Government St.) in Pensacola. The event is one of Pensacola’s most iconic and well-attended fundraisers, and proceeds benefit local programs that foster community inclusion and empower those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Approximately 20 restaurants and chefs from across the region will compete for bragging rights and the title of “Best Crab Cake on the Coast.” Each cooking team brings samples of their own crab cake recipe for event attendees to taste and vote in the People’s Choice competition. A panel of judges also assesses and scores each competitor’s dish, to determine the winner of the Judges’ Choice award. Cooking team slots are very limited, but a few spots are still available. There is no entry fee for competitors.
General admission tickets are $75 and the VIP Experience is $150, which includes early admission, an exclusive VIP lounge and bar, concierge crab cake service and a signature cocktail in a commemorative cup. In addition to all you can eat crab cakes, guests will enjoy a variety of desserts while surveying an extraordinary silent auction and handcrafted art made by clients of The Arc Gateway.
Organizations participating in the 2023 Crab Cake Cook-Off:
Adkins & Biggs Family Dentistry
Around the Table Catering
Chefs At Your Door Catering
Classic City Catering
Greeks Catering and Events
Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille
Miko’s Sweet Treats and Eats
On Board Charcuterie
Perdido Key Breakfast Club
Scenic Hills Country Club
Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House
Sweet Magnolia’s Baking Co.
The Zimmern Team
Trio Non Dio
Wolf Bay Restaurant
About The Arc Gateway
The Arc Gateway is a non-profit that provides life-changing services for more than 1,100 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1954, our programs have fostered independence and community inclusion by creating enriching opportunities for those with disabilities to live, learn, work and grow. Learn more at www.arc-gateway.org.